The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

Examines Australian art history from 1788 including traditional and contemporary art using a range of interpretive frameworks. Students are given scope to develop a specialist interest encompassing traditional and contemporary practice.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate their knowledge of Australian Visual Culture

2. Demonstrate their understanding of the evolution of the fine arts on this continent

3. Demonstrate their understanding of the cultural context in which they work

4. Communicate Australian visual art content in written and oral forms


Content

The following themes will be developed:

  • Colonialism and Nationalism
  • Playing the field: Abstraction in Australian Art
  • Site, spirit and identity: Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives
  • Contemporary pluralism
  • Provincialism and the global
  • Art out of exile
  • The new Pacific

Requisites

To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed 60 units at the 1000 level.

Students must have successfully completed 60 units at 1000 level to enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

AART3020


Assessment items

Literature Review: Select Literature Review

Essay: Essay

Presentation: Presentation


Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term